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Old 02-04-2013, 09:47 PM   #17266
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long trips

so I have a KLR at the moment, not had i for that long BUT I seem to be riding more on the dirt than the road, it's holding me back a bit (compared to other bikes for eg) and it has been suggested to me that the ol' DRZ400 is a great dirt bike / dual sport....

My only worry is that it's not so good on longer rides on the road....

thoughts?

What's the longest trips people have done on their DRZs???
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:21 PM   #17267
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Does anybody have the cyrca brand hand-guards on their bike? I was looking at the Tusk brand, love the price, but didn't want to have to modify my stock levers to fit. When running cyrca brand will the stock levers fit without modifications?
Can help you with Cycra, but I just did the Highway Dirt Bike set up, and it is bomber. I did a top clamp, with holes fore a powerlet, and heater grip switch. Also the HDB mirrors.

Great product, fits nice, and works well with the BRP SUB mount triple clamp.

Little bit of fiddling to get it to fit with the stock DRZ odometer, but its all done.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:47 AM   #17268
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Carb first.
He said, hes cheap and dosent want to spend money. Im assuming a $600 carb is out of the question.

However if you had to choose one thing to upgrade id go with the carb too, aside from a bb kit (which can be cheaper than the carb.) The fcr mx carb is pretty much the single upgrade that will make a noticable difference. (hands down night and day difference, just tune it correctly, or it will kill your engine)

That being said if your cheap, id go with sprockets, get a 14/47 set for trail riding and a 15/45 set for street/highway use. Gears will make a big difference too. Get some knobbies for dirt and slicks for the street. A good set of knobbies and 14/47 gearing is a fun combo.

Oh and 100 miles on a 2 gallon stock S is pretty average

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Old 02-05-2013, 06:27 AM   #17269
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Does anybody have the cyrca brand hand-guards on their bike? I was looking at the Tusk brand, love the price, but didn't want to have to modify my stock levers to fit. When running cyrca brand will the stock levers fit without modifications?
Cyrca guards are great! They will fit with stock levers just fine. As with most bark busters, you have to putz around with both the levers and the guards during install to get the positioning to one's liking.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:59 AM   #17270
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He said, hes cheap and dosent want to spend money. Im assuming a $600 carb is out of the question.

There aren't any cheap mods to get a seat-of-the-pants increase in power. An FCR is $600, a big bore is $500, cams are over $200, a header and pipe is $500, and none of these do much on their own. I would start with the 3x3 mod and proper jetting then maybe play with the gearing to move the power to the RPM range where you want it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:01 PM   #17271
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There aren't any cheap mods to get a seat-of-the-pants increase in power. An FCR is $600, a big bore is $500, a cam is over $200, a header and pipe is $500, and none of these do much on their own. I would start with the 3x3 mod and proper jetting then maybe play with the gearing to move the power to the RPM range where you want it.
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Seriously though a fcr will give you noticable gains, a full exhaust is like sticking a baseball card in you spokes, it makes you think its faster.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:01 PM   #17272
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Seriously though a fcr will give you noticable gains, a full exhaust is like sticking a baseball card in you spokes, it makes you think its faster.

True but when you put "2" baseball cards in your spokes , now that is FAST!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #17273
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I just ran into a problem, took off the petcock from the IMS tank and installed it on the stock tank, but unlike the stock petcock whick the fuel line goes out straight down, this aftermarket one i had on the IMS tank goes to the side (fuel exit), and it goes out right by the chock on the carb, its very tight, so i cant get the fuel line in that spot, what do i do now?
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:51 PM   #17274
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Does anybody have the cyrca brand hand-guards on their bike? I was looking at the Tusk brand, love the price, but didn't want to have to modify my stock levers to fit. When running cyrca brand will the stock levers fit without modifications?
I have cycra probends and they are by the best hand guards in my opinion. Plenty of space for stock levers.


As far as the debate goes on fcr vs stock. ... I took my fcr off and put a bsr on. I just don't have to fiddle with our ad much. There is a up top power difference but not as much as people say.

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Old 02-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #17275
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Seriously though a fcr will give you noticable gains, a full exhaust is like sticking a baseball card in you spokes, it makes you think its faster.
Unless, that is, you have an 'E' with the FCR, big cams, high compression and the snorkel removed. Then rejet said FCR carb. The low-end torque is *very* noticeable. The throttle response, too. Inmate SSgB has an '01 E with stock carb & pipe but open airbox. I have an '05 E with full Yosh exhaust and fat jets. Mine will leave his in the dust every time! Same gearing on the two - 14 & 47.

Mine will 'tractor' along on the single track without slipping the clutch quite nicely. He's riding the clutch and keeping the RPMs up to pull his along.

The E already has a better pipe than the S (I think; could be mistaken), so the improvement will be more significant, provided you can get air and fuel into the cylinder to complement the outflow.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #17276
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I just ran into a problem, took off the petcock from the IMS tank and installed it on the stock tank, but unlike the stock petcock whick the fuel line goes out straight down, this aftermarket one i had on the IMS tank goes to the side (fuel exit), and it goes out right by the chock on the carb, its very tight, so i cant get the fuel line in that spot, what do i do now?
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im confused, I dont know of any aftermarket tanks that come with petcocks, what is it off of and why are you putting it on the stock tank? I would suggest putting the stock.petcock on the stock tank.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:36 PM   #17277
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I just ran into a problem, took off the petcock from the IMS tank and installed it on the stock tank, but unlike the stock petcock whick the fuel line goes out straight down, this aftermarket one i had on the IMS tank goes to the side (fuel exit), and it goes out right by the chock on the carb, its very tight, so i cant get the fuel line in that spot, what do i do now?
Are you using the stock spacer? If so, there's not much you can do. If not, install that between the tank and your AM petcock, should give you a little more space.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #17278
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I just ordered one of these ( Trail Tech Striker Digital G.- Stleath version 712-301). I heard good thing bout it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:24 PM   #17279
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im confused, I dont know of any aftermarket tanks that come with petcocks, what is it off of and why are you putting it on the stock tank? I would suggest putting the stock.petcock on the stock tank.
It did not come on the IMS tank, was a seperate purchase, the reason i DO NOT want to run the stock petcock, is cause i want to have the ON/OFF/RESERVE feature, and not the stock vacume petcock.

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Are you using the stock spacer? If so, there's not much you can do. If not, install that between the tank and your AM petcock, should give you a little more space.
Yep, using the stock spacer too, the only thing that worked was routing the gas line around the carb intake boot and around it, so going around the intake boot right into the carb's entrance, its like 10+ or so inches of gas line, but seems to be working fine.

Im gonna try out the stock tank for a bit, if i do not like it, i will put on my IMS, so far the IMS is lighter, obviously holds more, and much easier to mount and run the lines, not to mention vents from the cap which is nice.

If the stock tank is over filled, does fuel pour out of its vent line on the buttom?
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:00 PM   #17280
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It did not come on the IMS tank, was a seperate purchase, the reason i DO NOT want to run the stock petcock, is cause i want to have the ON/OFF/RESERVE feature, and not the stock vacume petcock.



Yep, using the stock spacer too, the only thing that worked was routing the gas line around the carb intake boot and around it, so going around the intake boot right into the carb's entrance, its like 10+ or so inches of gas line, but seems to be working fine.

Im gonna try out the stock tank for a bit, if i do not like it, i will put on my IMS, so far the IMS is lighter, obviously holds more, and much easier to mount and run the lines, not to mention vents from the cap which is nice.

If the stock tank is over filled, does fuel pour out of its vent line on the buttom?

So why not keep the IMS and just not fill it , had this discussion before

Got the big IMS on mine and thats what I do but when I need to fill it I can
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